24-hour computer lounge opens
A 24-hour student computer lounge has opened at the University of Adelaide's Barr Smith Library.
The new computer suite has computers arranged around tables and lounges and uses the latest wireless technology, allowing students to work on group assignments using computers, around the clock.
Equipment in the suite has been sponsored by computer companies Lenovo (formally the Personal Computing Division of IBM) and Commander.
The computer lounge includes 24 computers, a large LCD screen with general information for students, and data projection and printing facilities. The suite has secure access and is monitored by video.
"Within minutes of the suite opening it has been well occupied with students present at all hours, and it is particularly popular with international students," said University of Adelaide Librarian Ray Choate.
"The computer lounge has been built to meet student demand for these facilities and we are very grateful for the sponsorship from Lenovo and Commander in providing this equipment and helping us to provide this valued facility for students."
The computer suite is accessed from within the Barr Smith Library during opening hours and externally out-of-hours.
Story by Robyn Mills